Man sentenced to more than 8 years for illegal pot grow in Stanislaus National Forest

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Posted at 2:01 PM, Jul 15, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-15 17:01:20-04

FRESNO, Calif. (KERO) — A Fresno man was sentenced to more than eight years in prison for illegally growing marijuana with a firearm enhancement charge in the Stanislaus National Forest.

According to court documents, law enforcement agents found Jose Garcia-Zamora, 30, in July 19 at a large marijuana grow tending the marijuana and carrying a load pistol.

Garcia-Zamora plead guilty on April 1st to illegally cultivating marijuana and possessing a firearm in furtherance of that offense.

The U.S. Forest Service investigated the case.